I am Tim...

... a graphic designer with 30 years’ experience of making and helping others make books and publications of all kinds.

I collaborate responsively with authors and artists to arrive at the best, right result that makes them happy and proud.

I allow the meaning of words and the beauty of images to shine and communicate together, and strive for elegance, clarity, balance, legibility and utility (except when trashiness, confusion or frippery may be required).

I am literate and thoughtful, sensitive to subject matter and target audience, and skilled at analysing and structuring material to find the appropriate form and style for each project.

I have worked with individuals, small groups and large corporations and institutions, on everything from simple flyers to complex books and magazines, with print runs from 10 to 1,000,000.

I am usually wholly responsible for every aspect of the design, layout and accuracy of every page, as well as the management of printing and production.

I know my stuff. How can I help you?

Some clients

Alex Farquharson, Brian Wilson: An Art Book, Four Corners Books
Thomas Williams Fine ArtLive Stock MarketV&A Museum of ChildhoodWalid Kassatly DistilleriesRoyal British Society of SculptorsPrestelBen Elwes Fine ArtGavin TurkHighclere CastleBrian GriffithsSteve GoddardTransition GalleryEast London Metropolitan OperaHoratio’s GardenNancy FoutsTonico Lemos AuadGasworks GalleryTime To Think, Inc.Triangle NetworkSphereEleven Fine ArtEnglish Garden LoungingThe Spice GirlsTrolley BooksAspen Art FoundationMark Jason Galleryl’étrangère GalleryFour Corners BooksSOASChannel FourTulloh BooksAlexandre da CunhaBen Brown Fine ArtsPhil McIntyre EntertainmentHutchinsonJason MartinThe River CaféBurning Bright ProductionsPrefaceThe British Art FairSusie HamiltonMerrell PublishersManchester UnitedThe Groucho ClubModern Art OxfordTransform Drug Policy FoundationJonathan YeoStephen Friedman GalleryMummery+SchnelleVigo GalleryEmily YoungSladmore GalleryThe LineJacqui SmallZed NelsonPenguin Random HouseAndrea Rosen GalleryThe Fine Art Societythe wind in the treesKate BrightThe House of Fairy TalesMalgosia StepnikJanet Street-PorterRob and Nick CarterCarlton BooksCenturyGalerie SimpsonCoombs ContemporaryArtSource

Other things

the wind in the trees is my independent publishing imprint, home to personal projects.

The @crudlark Instagram account is a showcase for my lifelong collection of small plastic fragments.


Tim Barnes


Phone: +44(0)20 8986 7552